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Tips for Styling a Button-Up Skirt

A great button-up skirt can be the foundation of many different looks. These tips show you how to create the style you want.

Fabulous Tips for Styling a Button-Up Skirt

There are many ways to showcase your own personal style. You may love the look of a button-up skirt but have no idea how to make it work well on your body or with the rest of your wardrobe. By following these simple tips, you can add fun new pieces to your collection and wear them with confidence.

Choosing a Button-Up Skirt

The first step is finding a skirt you like. There are several factors to consider:

  • Length
  • Color
  • Fit
  • Material

Classic looks tend to favor dark or neutral colors and a style that allows for a streamlined silhouette, such as a pencil skirt. These pieces may button in the front, on the side or in the back. It's important to take into account how easy a piece is to get on and off as well as the overall look.

If you prefer a style with more whimsy, consider choosing a unique color. The great thing about wearing separates to create a dressy look is that a skirt can be any color you want, regardless of how it affects the appearance of your skin. For example, if you love yellow but don't like the way it brings out sallow tones in your face, choosing the color for a button-up skirt can allow you to wear it and still look fabulous.

Dressing Up or Down

One of the best things about wearing a skirt is that you can choose to make your outfit formal or casual depending on what you pair with it. A vest or cardigan can make you look cozy and bookish, which is perfect for an afternoon working on your blog or writing your memoir in a coffee shop. A t-shirt with a pithy saying printed on it can turn running errands into an adventure. 

The same skirt can be dressed up for a presentation at work or a night on the town. A blazer and a button-down shirt tucked in at your natural waist help you create a professional ensemble. Add a blouse with sequins, diaphanous fabric or other types of pizzazz, and you have a memorable outfit that is sure to turn heads no matter where you spend your evening.

Adding Accessories

The shoes you wear can completely change your overall appearance. Your choice of footwear is another way you can adjust the formality of your ensemble.  A short button-up skirt with knee-high boots is a sassy, powerful look, whereas sneakers can give the same clothing a relaxed, comfortable vibe.

You can also match the color of your shoes or jewelry with the buttons on the skirt to make both of them stand out. If your skirt and top are similar in material and color, a contrasting belt makes a bold statement. Even if the rest of your outfit is dark or neutral, the little pops of color in your accessories can add a touch of fun to the outfit as a whole. 

Finding the Right Button-Up Skirt

Kate Hewko specializes in fantastic attire for women of all ages. Contact us to talk to a stylist about finding the right button-up skirt for the look you want to create.

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